Come to the RASON Auction
Come to the RASON Auction to buy or sell amateur radio gear! RASON will be holding its annual auction on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Gales Ferry, CT. We welcome all individuals who wish to buy or sell amateur radio and electronic equipment. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is a great opportunity to acquire current equipment and collector's items. More details on the auction can be found by clicking here. Be sure to tell your friends!
General Class Amateur Radio License Course
Expand your HF operating privileges by getting your Amateur Radio License! RASON will be sponsoring a General Class Amateur Radio License Course commencing March 16 and continuing through mid-June. The course will be held Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 PM on Zoom. There is no fee to take the class, but registration is required to get access to the Zoom sessions. You will need to purchase the General Amateur Radio License Manual from Amazon. More details on the course schedule, faculty, purchase instructions for the license manual and how to register can be found by clicking here. Be sure to tell your friends!
Club meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM, except for August and December. Due to the pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on Zoom until further notice. Zoom invitations will be sent out approximately one week before the meeting is to occur. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org by clicking here to receive Zoom credentials for our meetings. Please stop by and support your club!
Our technical seminar this month will be Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 PM on Zoom. Please join the RASON@groups.io site to receive the Zoom link. Mark KE1IU will present a seminar entitled "A Dial Box to Expand the Front Panel of Your Modern Transceiver". If you ever wanted to bring out controls that you think should be dials or buttons on the front panel of your radio but are instead buried behind menus or subfunctions, then this seminar is for you. Archived presentations can be found on the RASON server. Please subscribe by sending an email to RASONemail@example.com, then you will receive the Zoom credentials for our meetings or send an e-mail to KE1IUMark@gmail.com. Click here for our seminar schedule
Your Ideas Are Welcome Here!
RASON Welcomes your ideas for activities we could do to foster education, build camaraderie and have fun pursuing the hobby we all love: amateur radio. If you have suggestions or ideas, we encourage you to enter them at the appended link. Enter your ideas here.
Premium Amateur Radio Equipment For Sale
Check out this page to see equipment for sale from RASON and local sellers. RASON periodically posts items for sale ranging from towers, antennas, radio equipment and accessories. If you wish to list an item for sale, please contact KE1IUMark@gmail.com.
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Our officers are here to serve you - by coordinating activities, managing club resources and guiding the club toward growth - with the input of the membership at large. Learn more about who we are at the link below.
RASON features repeaters on 2 meters and 70 cm. Our repeaters are connected on Echolink and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Find the hidden transmitter! Foxhunting tests your skill in radio direction finding and orienteering. Our foxhunts cover a 20 square mile area, and we have both live foxhunts and hidden fox-boxes for you to find. Come join us!
Our members have designed and built many cool homebrew projects. Check out our project page to learn more and build your own gear and station accessories!
We have links to useful software for your amateur radio station. Whether it is antenna modeling, Morse code training or digital modes, you can find links to external sites that will get you on your way to more functions in your station!
RASON is a very active club. Whether it is foxhunting, VHF/UHF terrestrial all-mode work, field day, public service, nets, hilltopping or just socializing at a picnic, there is something for everyone. Come join us!
Welcome to New Radio Amateurs
RASON created a New Ham Kit to help new amateur radio operators get oriented to the hobby. Whether you are a newly-licensed radio amateur or someone who is returning to the hobby after an inactive period, check out our New Ham Kit. It lists various resources within the club and externally to get you into amateur radio. As ever, we are here to help.
Check out our New Ham Kit by clicking on the picture to the left.
RASON Mentoring Program
RASON has a mentoring program to help you get into new aspects of our hobby and to enable you to teach others. To learn more about the program, click here.
Check out our Photo Gallery
RASON members enjoy many diverse aspects of the amateur radio hobby, and our club is here to support them. Our photo gallery captures RASON members engaging in foxhunts, Field Day, our annual picnic, our auction and more. Check out the photo gallery by clicking here or on the photo to the left.
Thank You to our Donors
RASON has been the beneficiary of several estates and individuals who have donated equipment and money to support our club. Visit this link to find out who they are!
MEMBERSHIP AND DONATION INFORMATION
Join Us! Apply/Renew Online Apply/Renew by Mail
We are a vibrant, growing club in Southeastern CT. Your membership in RASON helps support the activities we sponsor and defrays maintenance costs for our repeater. Applying is simple, and family rates are available for multi-ham households!
$15 / year individual
$18 / year family
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Your donation to RASON helps support our activities and helps maintain our repeater. We are a non-profit organization, so we depend on the generosity of other hams, our membership dues and our auction fundraiser for financial support.